Cooking Class – November 8

Registration for Online Class is open. We will be demoing and cooking Indian Grilled Chicken & Bhida per Eedu (Okra with Eggs) Date: November 8, 2020 (Sunday) Time: 11 am – 12.30 PM. EST Dear Friends, Learn the secret behind my grilled chicken. Friends and family who have come for our BBQ like this grilled…

Parsi Desserts Cook Along Class

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Time: 2 – 3.30 PM. EST / 11 am – 12.30 PM. PT Dear Friends, Double the Fun! Perinaz Avari of PerisSpiceLadle.com and Rita Kapadia of ParsiCuisine.com are joining forces to bring you a Virtual Cooking Class on October 21, 2020. We invite you to have some fun and learn how to make the…

Flavors of the World catering services

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Flavors of the World catering services !We are based in VA since 3 years and offer customized meals for pickup orders in the DMV area (DC, VA, MD)  and for mailing all across USA. We specialise in Parsi cuisine (sweets, savouries, dishes)  but also cater for some Indian, Chinese, Italian,…

ZAGBA Jashan October 18, 2020

Dear ZAGBA community, A friendly reminder –Sunday October 18  at 4:30pm we will  have a virtual Jashan performed by Farhad Panthaki, The event will be approximately 1 hour including a few ZAGBA announcements. The zoom link information is as follows https://zoom.us/j/8118733018 Meeting ID: 811 873 3018 Dial: +1 669 900 6833 +1 646 876 9923 855 880 1246 (Toll Free)…

Save the dates

Dear ZAGBA community, We hope your families and you are staying safe.   The ZAGBA board has the following announcements and information on upcoming events. Save the Date Sunday August 16   ·         Virtual prayers led by Farhad Panthaki during the day via Zoom ·         Meeting at Millennium park in West Roxbury  -4:00pm-4:30pm ·         It will be nice to…

Calendar

Dear ZAGBA community, Thank you for taking the time to submit your calendar photo submissions and calendar purchase requests.  Given the current situation with COVID, ZAGBA’s board has decided to postpone the calendar printing for 2020. We will be printing the calendars for March 2021.   The current submissions will remain for the 2021 calendar unless you wish…

ZAGBA Directory

Dear ZAGBA community, We hope that you are enjoying your summer and all of you are staying healthy. A couple of our youth members, Zinara Dubash and Julia Talavia, are helping us to update the ZAGBA Directory. As some of you may know, the last ZAGBA Directory was published in 2014. With so many changes…

Start Spreading The News: 12th World Zoroastrian Congress 2022

12th WORLD ZOROASTRIAN CONGRESS NEW YORK, USA JULY 2022 1- 4 The 12th World Zoroastrian Congress will be hosted by ZAGNY (Zoroastrian Associaiton of Greater New York) a FEZANA member association (Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America.The 12WZC will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York City from July 1 – 4, 2022.  FIND…

ZAGBA’s VIRTUAL TALENT FEST – MAY 9TH

ZAGBA’S TALENT FEST SCHEDULE Dear ZAGBA community and friends, We are pleased to hold ZAGBA’s  1st Virtual  talent fest on Saturday May 9th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. We are delighted to have 6 performances.  Please join us.  We thank Daryush Mehta for providing the zoom link.  The meeting will start with an opening Prayer led by Farhad Panthaki….

ZAGBA Scholarship Awards 2020

Outstanding High School Student Award And High School Student Recognition Award ZAGBA Education Subcommittee is accepting applications for the annual ZAGBA Scholarship Awards from the Zoroastrian students belonging to the ZAGBA organization. Two awards (Outstanding High School Student Award and High School Student Recognition Award) are presented each year at Pateti/Navroze event in August.  Both…

Connect against Covid

Dear ZAGBA community, This is a message from Myra and Jasmin Bhathena.  Support for the cause is greatly appreciated. In addition both Myra and Jasmin have a small segment that will be aired today – Monday April 20, 2020 on WCVB – Channel 5 – at 4:15pm.  See here – https://www.wcvb.com/article/5-for-good-andover-teen-collects-devices-to-address-isolation-facing-covid-19-patients/32213076 Message from Myra I hope you are…

Parsi Natak – Madan Ni Mansik Hospital

Dear Zagba community This Natak is going to be shown on Youtube at 7 pm on Saturday 18 April and then will remain open to watch for 24 hours.   Please circulate to your Parsi group. Parsi Natak Madan Ni Mansik Hospital Parsi Natak Madan Ni Mansik Hospital – YouTube Premieres Apr 18, 2020 This link to…

Daily Tandorosti Prayers

First and foremost, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. As we begin what is typically a time of celebration for both the beginning of spring and the scenery of flowering buds, we hope for the most expeditious slowing of this pandemic and for visible signs of recovery. Along with the rest…

Soothe The Soul: Zarathushti Prayers and Monajats During COVID-19 Recording

NORTH AMERICASunday April 5th 2020 10:00 PM EASTERN7:00 PM PACIFICINDIAMonday April 6th 2020 7:30 AM Join FEZANA and Zarathushtis worldwide for SOOTHE THE SOULA virtual gathering of prayer, song and spirit in the midst of the COVID-19  pandemic. See YouTube During these uncertain times, a few FEZANA members want to bring the Zoroastrian community together virtually in…

Virtual gathering Navroze/Nowruz – Haft Seen e-Table by ZAGBA

Dear ZAGBA community and friends, We are a resourceful community and will be hosting a special virtual gathering to celebrate Navroze/Nowruz. Our children have been hard at work preparing their Haft Seen Table presentation, which will now be an e-Table! Join us 6:00–7:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st. No RSVP necessary.  Program ·         Welcome and Prayers ·         Haft Seen…

8th North American Zarathushti Congress (NAZC)

The Zoroastrian Association of Houston is proud to host the 18th North American Zarathushti Congress (NAZC) to be held in Houston, Texas from December 29th, 2020 thru January 1st, 2021. It is our utmost pleasure and honor to personally invite you, your families, friends and all your community members to attend our Zarathushti Congress. The NAZC…

Prof Jenny Rose Book

Between Boston and Bombay: Cultural and Commercial Encounters of Yankees and Parsis, 1771–1865 Hardcover – November 6, 2019 by Jenny Rose  (Author) Editors Note: Sometime back Prof Jenny Rose had a exhibition at the PEM in Salem, MA. A few of our ZAGBA members had made it to the museum to meet her. It was freezing and Peabody Essex…

ZAGBA planned events 2020

Dear ZAGBA Community, Due to the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus in the past few days,  ZAGBA committee has to cancel the up-coming  March  21 -Navroz function and the Game night planned for April 2020.  We hope to host them in the near future. If you have paid for the Navroz event we…

WZCC Award

Two members of the ZAGBA community recently received professional awards from the World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC): Cyrus F. Hirjibehedin was named the Outstanding Zarathushti Professional of the Year and Mira C. Mehta was named Outstanding Zarathushti Social Entrepreneur of the year. The awards were officially announced at the WZCC’s Global Conclave, held in…

ZAGBA Endowment Appeal

Dear Friends,Season’s Greetings! It is the season of giving and we invite you make to make ZAGBA Endowment a partof your annual giving tradition. The ZAGBA Endowment was created about five years ago. ZAGBA uses the Endowment to providescholarships to our college-going youth, critical assistance to the needy, and finding for communitybuilding projects and charitable…

Chaplain at Harvard University

We would like to recognize Daryush Mehta and all his contributions to the ZAGBA community. It is with great humility that I represent the Zoroastrian community as a Chaplain at Harvard University. Dr. Cyrus Mehta has diligently represented the Zoroastrian community in this capacity for 15 years, and I am honored to continue his good…

A Note From Our Youth – 7WZYC

Photo (L to R): Nasreen Bhumgara, Ariana Bakhtyari & Cherag Kapadia A Note From Our Youth – 7WZYC July Fourth is a holiday spent with friends and family. This year, we were able to celebrate the week of July Fourth with new friends from around the world when we attended the 7th World Zoroastrian Youth…

Children’s Religious Education Classes

2020-2021 Class Dates: September 13, 2020 October 4, 2020 November 1, 2020 December 6, 2020 January 10, 2021 February 7, 2021 March 7, 2021 April 4, 2021 May 2, 2021 June 6, 2021 For 2020-2021 Year: We will have classes virtually via Zoom until further notice. A link will be sent to the class families with…

ZAGBA 2019 Shahenshai New Year

August 24 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Saturday). First Parish Church United 48 Main Street Westford, MA 01886 It is our pleasure to invite the ZAGBA Community and their family and friends on August 24, 2019 – Shahenshahi New Year Function.  We have planned an evening of fun with some entertainment and of course delicious food. …

ZAGBA Community Calendar 2019 – 2020

Dear Zagba members,  Some of you have reached out that you would like to submit photos and sponsor a calendar spot. Please submit your photos and requests no later than June 30th to ensure that they can be included in the calendar.  Calendars are available for sale at $15 per Calendar, or you can buy 3 Calendars for $40. You must order…

Picnic

Dear Zagba Community, We will be hosting the Zagba Picnic/Biking event at the Millenium Park, 300 Gardner Street, West Roxbury on Saturday June 22 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to enjoy the outdoors for a picnic,  riding with your bikes on the loop and/or walking on the trails. Families and…

Daryush Mehta at the WZCC AGM & Global Meet

Our own ZAGBA Daryush Mehta attended the WZCC AGM in Florida and was an invited guest. WZCC AGM AND GLOBAL MEET, ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA. May 1-5, 2019. Highlights16th May, 2019 The concept of hosting a joint WZCC & FEZANA AGM came up in 2017. It was discussed with the Central Florida WZCC Chapter and FEZANA Small…

Zoroastrian Shark Tank Competition

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AT A WORLD ZOROASTRIAN YOUTH CONGRESS !!  WZCC YOUTH Wing along with 7WZYC brings youZoroastrian Shark Tank 2019 ARE YOU A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR? If yes, are you looking to get that extra capital to catapult your business into success? Apply now to the first ever WZCC Zoroastrian Shark Tank 2019 held at…

Navroze/Nowruz function on Saturday March 23, 2019

It is our pleasure to invite you all, with family and friends to the Navroze/Nowruz function on  Saturday March 23, 2019 at Church of St. John of Damascus, 300 West Street, Dedham, Ma 02026.  The evening will be magical, starting with some lovely appetizers, followed by a magician/illusionist performance and delicious dinner/dessert. Please remember to renew your…

Game Night – February 9, 2019

Dear ZAGBA Community,     ZAGBA has organized a fun-filled Game Night, for all ages to enjoy. Below are the details on the event, including the menu, fees. Where:  Temple Shalom Emeth, 16 Lexington St., Burlington, MA 01803When:   Saturday February 9, 2019Time:     6:00pm-10:00pm Evening Program 6:00-6:30pm Meet Greet, Appetizers** &  non-alcoholic drinks 6:30-8:00pm Games 8:00-8:45pm Pizza and Salad, Dessert** 8:45-9:45pm  Games 9:45-10:00pm Clean Up**Menu option: You are welcome…

Sarosh nu Patru Prayers

Please see message below from Firoza Panthaki and her family on the passing away of her dear beloved mom (Firoza is also an ex-President of the ZAGBA Board and she and Farhad are very active members of the community).  ZAGBA Board members are saddened to send this message on her behalf and sends to Firoza…

Cookbooks

Know the Joy of Cooking. Good Food leads to Good Health and a Good Life. All cookbooks are fully indexed for recipes and with table of contents. English Glossary of ingredients for easy reference. Printed in the USA on high quality glossy paper with full color photographs. EBooks are available to read and use with…

FEZANA update

Photo: L to R: Roshni Kapadia Hirjibehedin, Cyrus Hirjibehedin, Nazneen Vimadalal, Zubin Talavia, Pria Antia and Anahita Dastur Submitted by Nazneen Vimadalal – Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA) On August 25, 2018 at the Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA) Shahenshai Navroze function, Cyrus Hirjibehedin was recognized for receiving the…

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood. A two-year-old US girl who needs several blood transfusions to fight cancer has spurred a global campaign to search for compatible donors. Zainab Mughal has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition. Campaigners say more…

ZAGBA Sponsored-Pine Street Inn Dinner for the Homeless

        Dear ZAGBA Community, ZAGBA is organizing a meal serving volunteer event at the Pine Street Inn (homeless shelter) in Boston.  Thanks to the generous donation by Andrea Gabert and Daryush Mehta, we will be able to provide a healthy nutritious dinner at the Pine Street Inn to approx. 300-350 people. DATE:             Sunday, October 28th. TIME:            …

Upcoming Volunteering Events – Please note the Dates

Dear ZAGBA Community, Please note the upcoming Volunteering opportunities.  Individual emails will follow eventually, for each event noted below with full details.   Event 1: Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA –  Sunday, October 28th, 2018: .  4:00 pm till 6:30 pm.   ZAGBA will be sponsoring a Volunteering event on Sunday, October 28th at the Pine…

Gahambar 2018

Dear ZAGBA Community: It is our pleasure to invite you and your family & friends to the 2018 Annual Jashan and Gahambar Celebrations (Jashan ceremony followed by Dinner). We will start the Jashan promptly at 4:40 PM. Please be mindful of the time and plan to arrive by 4:30 pm to minimize disruption during the prayer ceremony….

2018 Shahenshai New Year Function – August 25

PHOTOS and VIDEOS are in! See Gallery     UPDATE: Please note that we have the hall from 5:30-10:30 and instead of 6:30 as the start we ask that folks show up around 6 pm to partake in the social hour and appetizers. Address is: First Parish Church United 48 Main Street Westford, MA 01886…

What’s New? FEZANA Spring Issue 2018

Book review :  by Jamshed Kapadia In Hot Blood—The Nanavati Case that shook India By Bachi Karkaria   “Emerging Leaders” by Edul Daver & Yasmin Pavri Leaders provide a Vision : They set a direction to accomplish objectives and then align people & goals by providing motivation, inspiration and incentives. They look for incremental successes which…

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Daryush Mehta

DARYUSH MEHTA, CAMBRIDGE, MA (35-45 YRS) Daryush has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a PhD in Speech & Hearing, Bioscience, and Technology from MIT. He has received several awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and won the Hamdan International Presenter Award at the 45th Annual Symposium of The Voice…

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Book review by Jamshed Kapadia

In Hot Blood—The Nanavati Case that shook India By Bachi Karkaria; reviewed by Jamshed Kapadia Pps:  302 Price: Rs. 699 Publisher: Juggernaut Books ISBN:  978-93-8622-827-7 “In Hot Blood” is a true story of love, honor, infidelity, and deceit.  This real-life drama has all the key elements of a best-seller fiction—a hero who spent months on…

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Cyrus Hirjibehedin

CYRUS HIRJIBEHEDIN, NEWTON, MA (35 – 45 YRS) Cyrus obtained his B.S. in Physics & Computer Science from Stanford University and an M.A & M.Phil and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Cyrus joined the IBM Almaden Research Center as a Postdoctoral Scientist. He taught at UCLA as Assistant & Associate Professor before moving to University College…

Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani passes away

Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY) announces with great sorrow that our beloved Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani (KD and Keku to his associates and close friends) passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 95. Condolences may be sent to his niece Zarine Weil, zbweil@comcast.com and Zarine’s son Darius Weil, darius.weil@gmail.com. At Prof….